Monday, March 14, 2011

HyperDock: Windows 7-Features for Mac OS X

HyperDock is one of those apps i couldn't imagine living without, it brings some awesome features to OS X i missed for a long time.



Window Previews

Ever wondered how to activate a single window instead of a whole application?
The Window Preview bubble shows you every single window of an application just by holding the mouse on a dock item!
It even shows minimized windows and windows from other spaces and is fully drag & drop aware.


In this screenshot you see i have two "Google Chrome" windows open, one on the current desktop and another one on the non active desktop 1.


Control iTunes
Hover the mouse over the iTunes dock item to view information about the current song, You can pause, skip, rate songs and even adjust volume just by scrolling on the itunes icon.

In combination with "DockArt" an iTunes plugin that any time you play a song that has cover art, will replace the iTunes icon in your dock you get an awesome iTunes dock integration.



iCal events
Sneak a peek at your upcoming events by hovering the iCal dock item.







HyperDock also brings advanced Window Management features to Mac OS:
  1. Move & resize windows just by holding down keys and moving your mouse.
  2. Automatically resize windows when dragging to screen edges (Window Snapping).

Powerful Shortcuts

HyperDock adds fully configurable shortcuts to your dock apps.
Assign key & mouse shortcuts to your dock items to hide or quit apps, start Expose, open Safari tabs, Finder Windows and much more.


I just love this system extension and can recommend it to any mac user.

Download HyperDock
PS: Since there was some confusion in the comments, its 14 day trial then 9,95$ but its totally worth it!

64 comments:

baxxman said...

Its free? Awesome!

Chris said...

Cant hate on free stuff, nahmeen?

mac-and-me said...

it has free 14day trial then you have to buy a license for $9.95, but you wont regret it!

Kim Anders said...

nice, free is always good :p even for 14 days :P

GADAFINY said...

ok good post keep them coming

Choms1337 said...

yeah very nice post :D I think I must get Macbook AIR :D

Mostly Irrelephant said...

Damn, right when I am out of funds for the rest of the month. Looks sweet though. Would work well in conjunction with geektool, I guess.
All my windows friends won't know what kind of setup I'm running with this.

Motivationalized said...

Cool stuff.

ankmanpro said...

Looks very useful...

Kingmush said...

Free? Nice!

ExoticBlogger said...

nice app!

Glovey said...

This looks amazing! going to check it out!

Killy said...

9.95? Nice!

elexerdelex said...

-.- somehow everytime I go to this blog I'm sad I don't own a mac...

Stare Dad said...

this really looks great!

Jonah said...

^ i gotta get myself one of those also..

Daily01 said...

if thats free, wow

Dootzkie said...

10$?

Ya sure it's worth it?

mac-and-me said...

@Dootzkie
Yes it's so helpfull when i installed Lion and couldnt get it to work (you cant somehow install new prefpanes) i installed Snowleopard again, installed HyperDock and updated to Lion just to get this back :)

Meghan Moran said...

Looks very useful.

amBored said...

thank you for recommendation :) looks very interesting

MxC said...

is it as useful as it seems to be?
but it looks great!

http://www.daily-life-of-mxc.blogspot.com/

Toto said...

thanks for sharing!

http://all-around-toto.blogspot.com/

Mike said...

It seems really useful, kudos to whoever made it.

akrater said...

9.95 sounds a bit expensive to me :<

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Erika said...

That's quite useful actually. lol I can't help but be curious as to what the removed post said. Was it anti-Apple?

Sesam Burger said...

Mac? oh man

Candlej- said...

so two dirty movies, side by side? tempting... Happy Pi Day!


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thenitefalls said...

Mac with windows 7 features!? I'll just install Windows 7 :D

Jay.CA said...

well at least it has a two week trial. :)

G said...

I so want to get a Mac-book Air!

Aaron M. Gipson said...

I could see an application like this really simplify my day, I'm starting to think I may just check out getting a Mac here soon...

Rabidmoose said...

Free apps are always welcome.

Shutterbug said...

I like that you can try before you buy! :)

A said...

It's kinda like the Windows 7 taskbar then? Not meaning to belittle anyone, it's just I recently got rid of my old dock and I'm looking for a new one, maybe, I might not thought because I'm tired of docks, and I found that by pinning things to the windows taskbar, it makes a surprisingly good dock.

The Moustache Man said...

i've been thinking of duel booting my OSX with windows 7, but maybe here's a nice in-between of the two OS's

thanks for always checking out my blog dude!you're the best :3

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Trelin said...

Looks like another good app to help us windows guys cross over. Now if they could just lower the price for us windows guys, say like a free 40% off coupon for first time mac buyers or something.

ed said...

thats cool, looks like dock on steriods

Major.Mack said...

looks handy

Matt Neumann said...

Apple: Is there any other options?

Sam said...

Agree with kim <3

skinned sheep said...

cool!

A Beer for the Shower said...

I absolutely cannot live without my dock. One of my favorite features, hands down.

schultzz said...

some of this are features that i cant live without in windows 7 so its a great adition to OSX.

MikeJoeMuse said...

Not sure about this, but it seems useful...

Raw said...

This looks really cool, nice info!

Shelby Fox said...

I use one like this, but it's free. Called Rocketdock

Frosty said...

Is it better than rocketdock in some way? I always thought that's what everyone that wanted a dock used :o

mac-and-me said...

@Shelby Fox
@Frosty
Rocketdock is a copy of the OS X dock for windows
we talking bout mac software here no windows copys ;)

Alphabeta said...

Configurable shortcuts is the way to go.

TreeBranchez said...

Thanks for sharing!

duffboi said...

I think I know someone who could benefit from this. thanks for sharing

Chuck said...

Nice software. Thanks for sharing.

Spike said...

awesome

Random Fan said...

Apple copying from microsoft? My how the tables have turned.

mac-and-me said...

@Random Fan
Wat? Its a third party add on, not from apple.

Poetry of the Day said...

feels reall good dude

TheHarvester said...

okay this looks complicated. need to get my head into this first

Christophe said...

Mac is already beloved by millions. Then, they incorporate the features that leave them at a disadvantage? Brilliant.

Robert Fünf said...

Can't argue with free. (After 14 days though, feel free to argue as much as you want.)

Viljami said...

nice

Coco said...

grate post!
best of all it's free... lol

mac-and-me said...

its not free, you get a 14 day trial
but again its cheap for a daily running app i basically use every-time i use my dock